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James L Cox, Stephen W Boyd, Hanson S Gifford III, Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick: Methods of epicardial ablation for creating a lesion around the pulmonary veins. Epicor, Jens E Hoekendijk, December 19, 2000: US06161543 (623 worldwide citation)

The invention provides surgical systems and methods for ablating heart tissue within the interior and/or exterior of the heart. A plurality of probes is provided with each probe configured for introduction into the chest for engaging the heart. Each probe includes an elongated shaft having an elonga ...


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Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick, Ajit S Shah, Casper deClerq: Methods of epicardial ablation. Epicor, Jens E Hoekendijk, May 29, 2001: US06237605 (484 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating transmural lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a transmural lesion. ...


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James L Cox, Stephen W Boyd, Hanson S Gifford III, Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick: Surgical system and procedure for treatment of medically refractory atrial fibrillation. St Jude Medical Atrial Fibrillation Division, Wiley Rein, June 17, 2008: US07387126 (115 worldwide citation)

The invention provides surgical systems and methods for ablating heart tissue within the interior and/or exterior of the heart. A plurality of probes is provided with each probe configured for introduction into the chest for engaging the heart. Each probe includes an elongated shaft having an elonga ...


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Oren A Mosher, Carine Hoarau, Abdul M Tayeb, George L Matlock, Daniel D Merrick, Terry E Spraker: American Medical Systems, Adam P Kiedrowski, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, Jose Jimenez, January 1, 2008: US07315762 (12 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and methods can treat incontinence by heating between about 100 and about 800 cubic millimeters of endopelvic fascia for sufficient time to effect substantial collagenous tissue shrinkage. A probe body may directly engage the endopelvic fascia, or may be separated from the endopelv ...


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James L Cox, Stephen W Boyd, Hanson S Gifford, Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick: Surgical system and procedure for treatment of medically refractory atrial fibrillation. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, June 3, 2004: US20040106918-A1

The invention provides surgical systems and methods for ablating heart tissue within the interior and/or exterior of the heart. A plurality of probes is provided with each probe configured for introduction into the chest for engaging the heart. Each probe includes an elongated shaft having an elonga ...


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Oren A Mosher, Carine Hoarau, Abdul M Tayeb, George L Matlock, Daniel D Merrick, Terry E Spraker: SURx a Corporation of Delaware, Solarant Medical, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, September 30, 2004: US20040193238-A1

Devices, systems, and methods can treat incontinence by heating between about 100 and about 800 cubic millimeters of endopelvic fascia for sufficient time to effect substantial collagenous tissue shrinkage. A probe body may directly engage the endopelvic fascia, or may be separated from the endopelv ...


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James L Cox, Stephen W Boyd, Hanson S Gifford, Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick: Surgical system and procedure for treatment of medically refractory atrial fibrillation. Sjm Afd Wiley, February 21, 2008: US20080045935-A1

The invention provides surgical systems and methods for ablating heart tissue within the interior and/or exterior of the heart. A plurality of probes is provided with each probe configured for introduction into the chest for engaging the heart. Each probe includes an elongated shaft having an elonga ...


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James L Cox, Stephen W Boyd, Hanson S Gifford, Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick: Surgical system and procedure for treatment of medically refractory atrial fibrillation. Epicor, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, February 14, 2002: US20020017306-A1

The invention provides surgical systems and methods for ablating heart tissue within the interior and/or exterior of the heart. A plurality of probes is provided with each probe configured for introduction into the chest for engaging the heart. Each probe includes an elongated shaft having an elonga ...


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James L Cox, Stephen W Boyd, Hanson S Gifford, Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick: Device and method for forming a lesion. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, February 13, 2003: US20030029462-A1

The invention provides surgical systems and methods for ablating heart tissue within the interior and/or exterior of the heart. A plurality of probes is provided with each probe configured for introduction into the chest for engaging the heart. Each probe includes an elongated shaft having an elonga ...


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James L Cox, Stephen W Boyd, Hanson S Gifford, Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick: Device and method for forming a lesion. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, February 6, 2003: US20030024537-A1

The invention provides surgical systems and methods for ablating heart tissue within the interior and/or exterior of the heart. A plurality of probes is provided with each probe configured for introduction into the chest for engaging the heart. Each probe includes an elongated shaft having an elonga ...